Glimpses of Chagford

Glimpses of Chagford

Chagford is a delightful little town on the north east edge Dartmoor, actually it's an old Stannary town and a bit of a gem in…
Drywell Cross

Drywell Cross

Dartmoor's magnetic pull is intractable, pristine landscapes, unique cultural treasures, impressive natural feature, I challenge anyone not to consider it a magical place to visit.…
Devon’s Apple Heritage

Devon’s Apple Heritage

Nigel Jones suggests that the humble apple is possibly the world's most important fruit, Devon has certainly benefitted from its perennial bounty over the centuries.…
Devonshire visits Canterbury

Devonshire visits Canterbury

Canterbury is know for its central place in British Christianity, it's where St Augustine arrived after being sent by Pope Gregory the Great to lead…
The Knee Crusher

The Knee Crusher

A popular device for crushing and breaking joints, particularly those of the knee and elbow. This device was a particular favourite of Inquisition torturers -…
The French Prisoners on Dartmoor

The French Prisoners on Dartmoor

THOUSANDS OF CAPTURED FRENCHMEN were imprisoned in Devon during the Napoleonic wars which, off-and-on, ran between 1803 and 1815.  Eleven thousand of them died here…
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